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  • National Currencies and Globalizationby Paul Bowles

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Globalization and money – two concepts inextricably linked. In many ways the speed with which financial resources traverse the globe, the opportunities which this provides for the efficient allocation of resources, the possibilities which this creates for financial crises and traders who act as agents removed from the concerns of national citizens... more...

  • The Stories of Paul Bowlesby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry—possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In "Pastor Dowe at Tecaté," a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his... more...

  • Travelsby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.59

    “Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes.” — New York Times “His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer.” — Time Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky . The acclaimed essays in Travel —never... more...

  • The Sheltering Skyby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.79

    A beautiful paperback edition of a landmark of 20th Century literature, by acclaimed author Paul Bowles In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture--and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them. The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and... more...

  • Let it Come Downby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.79

    In Let It Come Down , Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles's second novel is... more...

  • The Spider's Houseby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    Set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising, The Spider's House is perhaps Paul Bowles's most beautifully subtle novel, richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations. Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures—recurrent... more...

  • The Delicate Preyby Paul Bowles

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 4.21

    'And then one day a solitary figure appeared, moving toward them across the lifeless plain from the west.One man on a camel... ' Paul Bowles's unforgettable short stories portray people facing hostile environments and the innate savagery of humanity. These three unbearably tense tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes tell of vengeance, abandonment,... more...

  • Travelsby Paul Bowles

    Sort Of Books 2010; US$ 12.99

    PAUL BOWLES was one of the great twentieth-century American writers, author of the defining post-war novel, The Sheltering Sky. His novels are established classi but here is something new - his collected travel writing, spanning nearly fifty years. TRAVELS includes more than forty articles, ranging from Paris to Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya and Morocco... more...

  • A Distant Episodeby Paul Bowles

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 2.80

    A linguistic professor arrives in Ain Tadouirt seeking to study the local dialects. Confident, condescending and culturally aloof, he is led that night to a quarry and left there. He begins to descend. Met with horror upon horror as his journey continues, he is stripped of dignity, humanity and worth. In this dark short story, language takes a central... more...

  • The Circular Valleyby Paul Bowles

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 2.80

    In the Circular Valley lives a spirit, a mute presence: Atlajala. Thirsting for sensation, this spirit enters a moth, a panther, an eel, and feels what they feel - the cool darkness of water, the pleasure of a kill. Centuries old and indifferent to time, it enters man and discovers obsession for the first time. Yearning to be incarnate as man, it enters... more...